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Dishwasher problem this dishwasher is stuck in the clean mode and will drain but will not do anything else. It just flashes clean and will not kick into start mode. Do u have any suggestions on what I should do.

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This is a common problem indicating a heater fault. could be heater or thermostat or neutral switch in the door handle failure. remove kick plate and find diagnostic sheet to direct you w/ wiring diagram to trace this down

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